Infographic: 20 writing tips to avoid boring your readers

To keep your audience from boarding the next train to Tedium Town, you must deliver spicy ledes, tight copy, active language, stunning imagery and an enjoyable story.

Has your copy ever caused someone to collapse from crushing boredom? Hopefully not, but just in case you’re endangering the reading public with long-winded, stale or stilted language, MyTasker has an infographic geared to guide you toward more vibrant writing.

The first ort of advice, “The rule of one,” is a reminder to focus on “one concept, one idea and one call to action.” Home in on one big idea in each piece. Don’t try to tackle too much.

Next, there’s a call to “Master the opening line.” Hook your readers with a spicy lede.

As Ragan Executive Editor Rob Reinalda advises, don’t waste precious writing real estate rehashing old information or a non-essential backstory. That’s the quickest way to put readers on a path to Tedium Town, the dreariest village in all of Writing Land. Tell your readers right away why they should read on. Save your 2004 client-crisis heroics for later.

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